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PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS and SCHOLARSHIPS

ONGOING CLASSES

OTHER DANCE NEWS

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

Due to government restrictions and recent closures, all 2020 performances of The Ruby Slippers: A Wizard of Oz Ballet are CANCELLED.
The performances have been rescheduled for May 2021.

TCB is committed to paying our dancers through the rest of the 2019-2020 season, to ensure their security through these tumultuous circumstances. With these cancellations, not only will our dancers miss the opportunity to perform, but TCB will suffer a significant financial loss. As a non-profit, we rely heavily on ticket sales and donations to continue operations. We hope that patrons and donors who are fortunate to have stable financial means will continue to support the arts.

Tickets that have already been purchased are eligible to be used for the 2021 production, or for a refund. However, we ask that you consider donating the cost of your ticket to TCB in lieu of a refund to help us through this difficult time.

We are looking forward to bringing you this wonderful ballet next season!

Ames Center | 12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337
Contact:
Rick Vogt- info@TwinCitiesBallet.org, (952) 898-3163

In case you missed it in 2013, the full-length video of Ananya Dance Theatre's production Mohona: Estuaries of Desire will be available for viewing on Vimeo until 8:00pm CDT, April 3, 2020:
https://vimeo.com/82220533.

Running time: 01:34:25.

Program notes and production credits:
http://www.ananyadancetheatre.org/dance/mohona/

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WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES

In compliance with CDC guidelines regarding coronavirus prevention, we are moving our Doushin Butoh Experience Workshop to Zoom. It is now split into two Thursdays, April 9 and 16 from 6:30-8:00pm CST US.

Butoh is a contemporary Japanese performance art form that began in the late 1950's. Originally started as an anti-establishment, anti-traditional dance theater, butoh explores the relationship between our mind and body, and it questions society's perceptions of the body and ideas of "beauty." Though it is considered an underground art form, butoh is practiced all over the world.

This workshop is for people who want to experience Doushin Butoh. The essence of Doushin Butoh is “Resonance,” beyond idea or concept. It can only be felt and experienced.

Come and experience the power of Resonance!

Thursday, April 9 and 16: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Date is subject to change.

Sign up for our mailing list at: https://www.facebook.com/doushinresonance/

Tuition: $25

Contact:
Gadu Schmitz- doushinresonance@gmail.com, (612) 703-7501

In compliance with CDC guidelines regarding coronavirus prevention, we are moving Beginning Doushin Butoh Workshop to Zoom.

Beginning Doushin Butoh Workshop is designed as a pre-requisite for Doushin Butoh Workshop in order to learn the basic physical methods of Subbody Butoh Method and basic meditation techniques of Spring Forest Qigong. ​​​​​​​​

This workshop will focus on the essential aspects of Doushin Butoh, such as quieting down your daily consciousness and creating movements that are novel and unique to the individual body.
Doushin Butoh Workshop is a group process and this workshop requires no previous dance experience. Anyone who would like to explore his or her hidden creative potentials is welcome!

Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm

2020 schedule, dates are subject to change:
Spring Term: April 23, 30; May 7, 21, 28; June 4, 11, 18

https://www.facebook.com/doushinresonance/

Tuition: $135

Contact:
Gadu Schmitz- doushinresonance@gmail.com, (612) 703-7501

Summer schedules are up! We have two four-week sessions at our Edina and Eden Prairie locations.

At this time, Summer programs will continue as planned. We will continue to monitor COVID 19 recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health and the CDC, and we will post changes on our website as needed.

Session One: June 9-July 2
Session Two: July 7-July 30

Pick one or register for both!

TUESDAYS at Concord Elementary School in Edina.
Fundamentals I, ages three and four: 9:00-9:45am.
Fundamentals II, ages five and six: 10:00-11:00am.
Fundamentals III, ages six through eight: 11:00am-12:00pm.
Pre-Teen Ballet, ages eight through eleven: 12:00-1:00pm.

THURSDAYS at Edina High School.
Pre-Teen Ballet, ages eleven through fourteen: 10:45am-12:00pm.

THURSDAYS at PIM in Eden Prairie.
Fundamentals I, ages three and four: 5:15-6:00pm.
Fundamentals II, ages five and six: 6:00-7:00pm.
Fundamentals III/Pre-Teen Ballet, ages seven through eleven: 7:00-8:15pm.

Performing Institute of Minnesota - PIM | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ​
Contact:
Eileen Kamp- midwestballetmn@gmail.com, (612) 564-8672

FAMILY DANCE for ages two through four with a parent/guardian.
A 45-minute class held in sessions for parents and their young dancer.
Saturdays, 10:30am–11:15am
June 13–July 25, 2020

PRE-BALLET for ages four through six.
A 45-minute class held once a week that introduces young dancers to ballet positions, textures of movement, expression, and musicality.
Saturdays, 9:30am–10:15am
June 13–July 25, 2020

ANIMAL JAM CAMP for ages four through seven.
Embody all your favorite animals this summer! Learn ballet and dance steps named after the entire animal kingdom!
June 15–June 19, 2020
9:00am–12:00pm

FAMILY DANCE EXCURSION for ages four through seven.
Friday, June 19 from 12:30–2:30pm.

SUPERHERO CAMP for ages four through seven.
Build your superhero cape and dance your way through our obstacle course!
July 6–10, 2020
12:00–3:00pm

SPACE DANCE CAMP for ages four through seven.
Learn about planets, stars, and all that’s in between through dancing and movement!
August 3-7, 2020
9:00am–12:00pm

Teaching Artist: Michelle Ludwig

276 E Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

Two different two-week sessions for dancers ages ten through 20. Every day will begin with ballet technique and different dance forms such as contemporary, modern, African dance, pointe strengthening, conditioning, men’s class, and Beyond the Mirror sessions. In the company repertoire-themed laboratory dancers will learn company repertoire directly from our professional company artists, including Gentle Human, An American in Paris, Freddie – Break Free, and more!

INTERMEDIATE LABORATORY for ages ten through fifteen:

June Session
June 15-26, 2020
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
12:00–4:00pm

July Session Company Repertoire Laboratory
July 20-31, 2020
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
12:00–4:00pm

ADVANCED LABORATORY for ages thirteen through 20

June Session
June 15-26, 2020
Monday-Friday, 10:00am–4:00pm

July Session Company Repertoire Laboratory
July 20-31, 2020
Monday-Friday, 10:00am–4:00pm

Teaching Artists: The Company of BCL, Flavia Garcia, Susana Di Palma, Jessika Enoh Akpaka

276 E Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

INTRODUCTORY LABORATORY for ages seven through ten.
A ballet workshop geared towards young dancers interested in studying ballet and dance more in depth during the summer. A 90-minute ballet class followed by a class of a different dance genre such as modern, character, and musical theatre. Dancers will focus on positions, proper alignment, and musicality. Dancers from this class may matriculate into the Pre-Professional Program in Fall 2020. This Laboratory is ideal for BCL Level 1 students.

June Session:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:00pm–7:30pm
June 16, 18, 23, and 25

July Session:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:00pm–7:30pm
July 21, 23, 28, and 30

Teaching Artist: Anna Roehr and guest teaching artists

276 E Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

Threads Dance Project's audition has been postponed until mid-summer.

For more information, look to this newsletter or watch our website http://www.threadsdance.org.

Threads Dance Project is seeking an ethnically diverse group of dancers ages 21 and older, both men and women. Rehearsals begin on August 3, 2020. This is an opportunity to perform in a new Ordway Theater commission next November, as well as other events. Threads is seeking versatile dancers that are quick learners and are fluent in a variety of dance forms.

Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts | 1617 N 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Contact:
Karen Christ Aalgaard- kchrist@threadsdance.org

Audition for Ballet Co.Laboratory’s 2020-2021 season! Be part of a collaborative, artist-driven organization performing classical and contemporary works and original story ballets.

- 34-week contract, paid company artist and apprentice positions
- Health and wellness perks
- Artist-driven organization—develop your artistic and administrative skills
- Coaching with professional rehearsal assistants

For audition inquiries, contact Artistic Director Zoé Henrot at zhenrot@balletcolaboratory. Please include an audition video with classical and contemporary work along with your resume. NO audition fee. Currently only taking video auditions.


For more information about Ballet Co.Laboratory, visit http://www.balletcolaboratory.org.

Photo: Karin Lynn.

276 E Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS and SCHOLARSHIPS

The application for McKnight Fellowships in Dance and Choreography is now open.
The final deadline has been extended to Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 3:00pm CST.

We are eager to award the fellowships because this is unrestricted money (not project-related funds), and we feel that getting that money into artists’ hands as soon as possible would be helpful to the new fellows. If you are able to submit earlier, please do so, as we would like to get application materials to the panel quickly.

The intent of this program is to recognize and support mid-career artists living and working in Minnesota who demonstrate a sustained level of accomplishment, commitment, and artistic excellence.

For guidelines and more information:
http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org

McKnight Fellowships for Dancers
http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/dancer-guidelines

McKnight Fellowship for Choreographers
http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/choreographer-guidelines

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ONGOING CLASSES

Midwest School of Ballet is offering Beginning Adult Ballet and Beginning/Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet! Learn the basics of ballet alongside other teens/adults in a non-competitive atmosphere. Ballet classes are a great way to gain strength and flexibility, improve posture and balance, and reduce stress.

While we are all practicing social distancing due to the COVID-19 infection, MWSB will be offering classes by live videos and pre-recorded videos to those enrolled.

Spring session has started. Registration is ongoing at our PIM location.
Summer schedules are out—take a look!

SATURDAYS
9:30-11:00am: Beginning Adult Ballet at PIM. Instructor: Angela Ericson.
10:40-11:55am: Beginning Adult Ballet with Floor Barre at EHS. Instructor: Sally Rousse.

MONDAYS
5:30-7:00pm: Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet at PIM. Instructor: Lara Ciganko.

TUESDAYS
6:00-7:30pm: Beginning/Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet at PIM. Instructor: Lara Ciganko.

Performing Institute of Minnesota - PIM | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ​
Contact:
Eileen Kamp- midwestballetmn@gmail.com, (612) 564-8672

While we are all practicing social distancing due to the COVID-19 infection, MWSB will be offering classes by live videos and pre-recorded videos to those enrolled.

Ballet Fundamentals I, II, III for ages three through eight:
Age-appropriate motor skills and musicality are developed with basic, fundamental ballet movement and terminology through creative exercises. Classes build on infusing elements that will prepare students for the traditional ballet class format.

Ballet Level I, II, III for ages eight and older:
The traditional ballet format of barre and center work is emphasized with proper alignment, technique, musicality, and artistry. Student musicality and quality of movement is developed to produce artistic distinction and expression between supple, graceful, strong, and bounding movement.

Additional classes:
Pre-Pointe/Pointe (Level II+)
Ballet for Pre-Teens and Athletes, ages eight through twelve.
Beginning/Intermediate Adult Ballet
Modern

Performing Institute of Minnesota - PIM | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ​
Contact:
Eileen Kamp- midwestballetmn@gmail.com, (612) 564-8672

We are re-framing classes for the remainder of Minnesota's "Stay-at-Home Order" using two online platforms.

On Zoom, we offer Introduction to Yorchha dance classes with Kealoha Ferreira:

Friday, April 3 and 10, 6:30-7:30pm CDT
Saturday, April 4, 10:00-11:00am CDT
Tuesday, April 7, 9:30-10:30am CDT

To participate, send an email to kealoha.ferreira@ananyadancetheatre.org at least 30 minutes before class time to receive an invitation link to join the online class.

On Facebook Live at http://www.Facebook.com/ShawngramInstitute/, we offer Yorchha Burst – shorter, midday movement for the whole family. Sometimes stretching, sometimes strength-building, sometimes a burst of new grooves.

Monday, April 6, 12:00-12:30pm CDT
Wednesday, April 1 and 8, 12:00-12:30pm CDT

By participating in these virtual classes, you agree that Ananya Dance Theatre is not responsible for loss, injury, or illness to person or property relating to your participation in these classes.

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MotionArt’s mission is to share the art of dance and the joy of movement with people of all ages and abilities. We strive to enrich lives by fostering creativity, body awareness, and self-expression in a fun, non-competitive, welcoming environment. Classes begin with floor and standing warm-up to strengthen, stretch, and balance the body. Included are sequences that focus on joint articulation, balance, foot work, and preparing the body to move through space. Concepts drawn from the infinite possibilities of time, space, and energy are explored through given movement combinations and improvisation.

Locations:
Center for Performing Arts - CFPA | 3754 Pleasant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Lake Harriet Spiritual Center - LHSC | 4401 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410

INTERMEDIATE ADULT MODERN
Wednesdays, 10:15-11:45 AM at CFPA. Cost $15.

MIXED LEVEL ADULT MODERN
Saturdays, 4:00-5:30 PM CFPA. Cost $15.

DANCE FOR THE AGELESS
Mondays, 5:00-6:15 PM at LHSC.
Thursdays, 4:30-5:45 PM at CFPA. Cost $15.

Contact:
Pam Gleason- pamgleason@msn.com, (612) 990-6019

Held on the first Friday of every month, this event is open to all ages and levels of ability.
Cancelled until further notice.

We begin with a half-hour warm-up, and then improvise together based on movement ideas offered by individuals in the group. As we dance, we enjoy practicing remaining present in the moment, responding to other dancers, finding new ways of moving, and discovering form as it emerges. Come to dance, to observe, or to do a little bit of both!

Live accompaniment provided by musician/percussionist Bruce Wintervold.

Fridays
6:30-8:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5-$15.
No one turned away for lack of funds.

Center for Performing Arts | 3754 Pleasant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Contact:
Pam Gleason- pamgleason@msn.com, (612) 990-6019

MotionArt focuses on nurturing children’s individual creativity while facilitating their understanding of the dance elements of space, time, and energy.

Children ages three through five explore these elements through playful, structured activities allowing them to expand their movement vocabulary, develop body awareness and gain self-confidence.
Children ages five through seven explore the dance elements while being introduced to new movement skills and the creation of their own dances.
Children ages seven through nine expand their creative and kinesthetic awareness while learning basic technical skills and movement vocabulary of modern dance as well as improvising and choreographing their own dances.
No previous experience necessary for any age category.

Ages three through five:
Friday, 10:15-11:00am
$110 for the nine-week session

Ages five through seven:
Saturday, 4:00-5:00pm
$110 for the nine-week session

Ages seven through nine:
Wednesday, 4:30-5:30pm
$120 for the nine-week session

Center for Performing Arts | 3754 Pleasant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Contact:
Lisa Lange- lfrancinelange@yahoo.com, (612) 396-6077

We are excited to offer a variety of virtual movement classes with Zenon Dance Online. ZenONLINE is expanding their classes each week and we hope you will join us. Not only is this a great opportunity to move together, by taking class you continue to support our faculty and school during this time. Thank you!

Yoga Flow with Kaitlin Craven: Thursday, 12:00-1:00pm
All Levels Jazz with Erinn and Karla: Friday, 10:00-11:00am
Intermediate Ballet with Penny Freeh: Friday, 12:00-1:30pm
All Levels Yoga with Ariel Linnerson: Saturday, 9:00-10:00am
All Levels Tap with Dorian Brooke: Saturday, 10:30-11:30am

Registration for all of these classes is open through our MindBody portal:
https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/LoginLaunch?studioid=146041

Contact:
Erika Martin- info@zenondance.org

Stay in shape and take virtual classes with Ballet Co.Laboratory.

Whether you are a level student or a drop-in student at the school of Ballet Co.Laboratory or just looking for class, check out our Community Connections Pages on our website to see virtual classes available to you!

Classes that are offered include: ballet classes, Pilates for dancers, Yoga for dancers, and more.
Also join us for a social hour or a live stream class via Zoom.

Check our website for more details: https://www.balletcolaboratory.org/community-connections-home

Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@balletcolaboratory.org, (651) 313-5967

Keane classes go online!

Classes have a streaming component, recorded technique, and historical content for an added value.
All classes are recorded and will be accessible if you miss the stream.
Join us for some social "dis-dancing!"

Youth Beginning: Sunday, 1:00-2:00pm

Youth Intermediate: Sunday, 2:15-3:15pm

Youth Advanced: Sunday, 3:30-5:00pm

TAPPY HOUR 1A: Monday, 6:30-7:30pm

TAPPY HOUR 3A: Monday, 7:45-8:45pm

TAPPY HOUR 2A: Wednesday, 6:00-7:00pm

Contact:
Catherine Wind- Keanesense@aol.com, (612) 986-1944

Don't let COVID-19 derail your dance training! Ballet Royale is offering "Ballet Virtuale" - an online training program for dancers of all ages to continue their growth and development through remote dance classes.

This program has a four-pronged approach including: a private YouTube channel, open to all dancers for a one-time fee of $15 and FREE for all students currently enrolled at Ballet Royale; live classes via Zoom for current students; excerpts and tips on our Facebook and Instagram; and virtual private lessons with our renowned faculty. This program is focused on enabling ballet students to safely work at home with quality, guided instruction.

Classes began March 23 and will continue until we are advised by authorities that it is safe to resume in-person classes. The health and safety of our community is our first priority.
Join Ballet Royale in letting our love of dance continue to bring us joy during this confusing time!

Contact:
Rick Vogt- info@BalletRoyaleMN.org, (952) 898-3163

The GYROKINESIS® Method is a rhythmic, flowing form of exercise performed standing, seated, and on all fours. You will create more space in the body, relieve pain, and increase strength and flexibility. This work is great for reducing low back pain and decompressing the spine. It can be as gentle or intense as you desire. Anyone can join; do not hesitate to contact me with questions!

60-minute drop-in GYROKINESIS® Method classes:
Mondays, 10:30-11:30am: https://zoom.us/j/597696618
Fridays, 10:30-11:30am: https://zoom.us/j/556949877
Sundays, 10:30-11:30am: https://zoom.us/j/637871744

Awakening the Senses - 30 minutes of self-care and self-massage:
Saturdays, 10:30-11:00am: https://zoom.us/j/728348392

Class fee: $5-20 at http://paypal.me/nonedwards.

Private sessions available for personalized instruction.

Sign up for my class mailing list: http://tinyurl.com/nonslist

GYROKINESIS® is a registered trademark of GYROTONIC® Sales Corp. and is used with their permission.

Photo: Bill Cameron.

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Improvisation Sundays at The Open Space will be continuing online.

Please check the Facebook event for more information.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2499884283561800/

Hope to see you on the screen!

Contact:
Tori Casagranda- toricasagranda@yahoo.com

Join TU Dance Center teaching artist Wendy Anderson for virtual GYROKINESIS® Method classes every Wednesday until June 12, 2020.

GYROKINESIS® Method:
Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00am
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/254720746

Please have an armless chair/stool and yoga mat/blanket readily available.

If you would like to donate for participating in these offerings or simply make a gift to the organization during this time, please visit https://www.givemn.org/organization/Tu-Dance.

We look forward to seeing you in our classes!

Photo courtesy of http://www.Gyrotonic.com.
GYROKINESIS® is a registered trademark of GYROTONIC® Sales Corp and is used with their permission.

Contact:
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 440-9028

Join TU Dance Center teaching artist Alanna Morris-Van Tassel for virtual Afro-Contemporary open classes on Fridays until June 12.

Fridays, 10:00-11:00am

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/746489791

If you would like to donate for participating in these offerings or simply make a gift to the organization during this time, please visit https://www.givemn.org/organization/Tu-Dance.

If you have any questions, please email us at education@tudance.org
We look forward to seeing you in our classes!

Photo: Kari Mosel.

Contact:
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 440-9028

OTHER DANCE NEWS

Hello all,

With the health risk posed by COVID-19 (coronavirus), The Cowles Center is postponing all scheduled Spring 2020 performances. The Cowles is working with our season partners, who are all dedicated to reschedule for new show dates in 2020, and we will update ticket buyers via email as dates become solidified. Tickets will be transferable. As a leading performing arts center in Minnesota, we pride ourselves in bringing our patrons high-quality performances and want to allow our partners the space and time to create the work that best reflects their talents.

But, we are pleased to share our plans to bring The Cowles Center's Teaching Artists (TAs) online! TA Scott Stafford shared his views on reorienting his classroom sessions to the virtual realm with Artspace. Find Scott's interview below, and stay tuned for more program details.

Be well,
The Cowles Directors Collaborative
Joseph Bingham, Jessi Fett, and Kate Tucker

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